Are fowl, fish, red and
white meat, eggs, milk and its byproducts such as sausage, cheese and yogur.
Are proteins which
supply energy, vitamins and minerals. Proteins from animal sources are high
quality foods because they are whole proteins which the organism assimilates
Besides, the foods
originating from animals are a very good source of calcium, iron,
phosphorus, complex B vitamins and specially vitamin B12 and zinc.
indispensable for muscle growth and development, calcium is necessary for
adequate growth of the bones and strong teeth.
Iron is necessary in
the formation of blood although women, particularly during the menstrual
period need to adequately consume iron in order to prevent anemia.
The iron in meat is
most highly absorbed than the iron in vegetable foods.
Zinc is also important
Vitamin B12 is only
found in animal products specially in liver, kidney, red meats, eggs, fish,
milk and cheese and is fundamental in the formation of tissues, growth and
development of the neurons.
foods should not be the only source of protein, since these contain high fat
and cholesterol which even if they are of great importance to the organism,
excessive consumption of same should be avoided as it could cause obesity and
many important diseases.
It is advisable to
moderate the consumption of fats of both animal origin (cream, butter and
lard) and vegetable (margarine and oils) as well as fats derived from same
such as mayonnaise.
Each of these groups
play a specific role in your health; intake of more than one or insufficient
intake of another is not good.
Try to combine them and
you will find yourself to be a healthy person with a better quality of life,
present and future.
Although this subject
should not really be treated at this point, let us remind you that regular
exercise is very important for people of all ages.
Besides helping to
control weight, it keeps the muscles including the heart and other corporal
tissues in good order.
Exercise also helps to
do away with fatigue through the increase of physical capacity and favors the
dissipation of the tension caused by stress.
Make it a habit to
exercise regularly for 25 to 30 minutes from 3 to 5 times a week. The nature
of your exercises should be decided by you; they are all good for your health.